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Rev. David Harness, 66, Indianapolis

Rev. David K. Harness, 66, passed away Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013 at Kindred Hospital South in Indianapolis. He was a resident of Indianapolis.

David was born Nov. 25, 1946, in Beech Grove to George L. and Evelyn P. (Reeves) Harness. He was a 1965 graduate of Southport High School and went on to serve as a private with the U.S. Army National Guard during the Vietnam War.

In 1972, David received a bachelor’s degree in theology from the Apostolic Bible Institute. He was a 1986 graduate of the Insurance Institute and earned a pastoral counseling certification in 2006 from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. He retired in 2012 as a regional claims manager for Farm Bureau Insurance in Indianapolis after 32 years of service. Prior to that,he was the chaplain for the Marion County Sheriff’s Department and held the same position for the Perry Township Fire Department. He was also was chaplain emeritus of the Indiana Civil Air Patrol. David was presently the chaplain for the Homecroft Police Department. He also was a pastor at several churches during his lifetime. He was devoted to the doing the Lord’s work.

He was a published author and songwriter and even played a role in the move "Seven Deadly Words." He enjoyed being an advanced ham radio operator, fishing and playing the guitar and piano. David was a fan of the Indianapolis Colts and loved being with his family.

He is survived by his wife, Brenda S. (Thomas) Harness, whom he married Aug. 9, 2009, in Fishers. Also surviving are his children, Rebecca (Ryan) Nordman of Indianapolis, the Rev. Jonathan D. (Buffy) Harness of Morgantown and Ronald Harness of Nashville, Tenn. He will be remembered by his sister, Donna (Ron) Martin of Fairland; 11 grandchildren and one granddaughter on the way.

David was preceded in death by one grandson, David DeWayne Harness.

The Revs. Jonathan D. Harness and David Dugas will conduct a funeral service at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8 at St. David’s Abundant Life Fellowship Church, 140 E. Washington St. in Morgantown. Friends can call from 2-8 p.m. Monday at the church. Military honors will be presented by the Martinsville American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars honor guards after the funeral Tuesday at the church. Burial will be in Green Valley Cemetery in Nashville. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Meredith-Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center in Morgantown.

Memorial contributions can be made in honor of David to the St. David’s Abundant Life Fellowship Church “Memorial Fund,” 140 E. Washington St., Morgantown, IN 46160.

Condolences can be sent to the Harness family at www.meredith-clark.com.

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  • November 21
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • November 22
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • November 22
    Salt Creek Trailhead dedication for Meijer family planned
    10 a.m. by CVS Pharmacy, 292 S. Van Buren St., near junction of 46 East and 135 North
  • November 22
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • November 23
    Annual community-wide hymn sing planned
    6:30 p.m. Nashville Christian Church, 160 S. Van Buren St.
  • November 23
    Nashville Reserve Officers host chili cook-off
    10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nashville P.D., 200 Hawthorne Drive
  • November 25
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • November 25
    Open 12-step meetings in New Bellsville area
    6 to 7 p.m. Harmony Baptist Church, 3999 Mt. Liberty Road, New Bellesville
  • November 28
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • November 29
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • November 29
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • December 2
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • December 3
    Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant
    6 to 8 p.m. Hobnob, 17 W. Main St.
  • December 4
    Go Club at the library Thursdays
    3:30 to 5 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • December 12
    Widowed group plans Christmas party
    noon Salt Creek Golf Retreat, 2359 State Road 46 East
  • December 12
    BCSP Christmas bird count slated
    8 a.m. BCSP Nature Center, 1810 State Road 46 East
  • December 13
    Free community breakfast at Sprunica church
    8 to 10 a.m. Sprunica Baptist Church, 3902 Sprunica Road